Formerly The Foundation for Light Therapy





A personal message from Bob DiStefano, Managing Director and Founder of the Health and Wellness Foundation:

“We cannot express our motivation and passion for our work with the Health & Wellness Foundation any better then the words below”………………

Everyone has love inside themselves. The secret of happiness is taking the love that is inside and letting it out by making the world a better place. Taking action to make the world a better place changes you, your world and builds bonds and community that we all need to be happy. By taking action at the level of civil society, we become part of it in a way that allows us to be happy and help to make others happy. Governments respond to grass roots pressure so the leadership is really bottom up if we are taking our responsibility seriously and making ourselves happy at the same time! When we act for the good of others, we act for the good of ourselves and we know that we are a part of the whole in a way that is essential to our happiness."
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Hello: My name is Bob DiStefano, Founder and Managing Director of the Health & Wellness Foundation, a non-profit, humanitarian organization. Although I am not a medically trained professional, I am surrounded by and affiliated with hundreds of medical professionals, not only in the US, but internationally. The fact that I have not been trained as a medical professional is sometimes an advantage because I can converse in layman’s terms, which at times is far less confusing then medical terms. (See brief bio under “Executive Committee” Section)

As an example, to have you understand the importance and effectiveness of the use of Oxygen Therapies simply think of this………You can go weeks without food, days without water and just minutes without oxygen. This onto itself should have the least medically sophisticated persons in the world begin to have a basic understanding of the importance of Oxygen Therapies.

If you want to determine if I really believe in Alternative and Oxygen Therapies, please go to the "Cancer - Can you fight it naturally?" section and read my personal testimonial!

Because we use little to no drugs/pharmaceuticals, the Medical Authorities such as the FDA require that we comply with their rules, one of which requires that we state the following:

Due to FDA regulations and various state laws, no medical claims can be made for these Oxygen Therapies and the delivery devices utilized. All of the information expressed must be considered theoretical and unproven and for research only.

No medical claims are made or implied for Oxygen Therapies, including UV Light Therapies and various delivery devices. These modalities are not intended to diagnosis, cure, prevent, treat or mitigate any medical condition or disease. Please consult a qualified physician for any medical conditions.

The Health & Wellness Foundation has researched, experimented and improved upon little known but proven therapies in the field of Oxygen Therapies also referred to as Oxidative Medicine. We provide historic data as well as clinical-derived data. Much of this information is considered “anecdotal”, first because much of the clinical data was generated pre-FDA and is not recognized by today’s standards. Unfortunately, to develop clinical data within the established guidelines of today the cost is in the millions of dollars. Also understand that there is no motivation for the pharmaceutical companies or other profit-motivated organizations to participate in our pursuit of natural healing techniques because the vast majority of the modalities are not patentable and therefore not as profitable as synthetics and various drugs. Some of these modalities studied were used successfully for a hundred years and were “grand fathered” in pre-FDA. Unfortunately, again there is no profit motivation for “Big Pharma” to participate. I might also add that Alternative and Natural Therapies is the fastest growing segment of the health care industry. Much of this was generated because of the Vioxx scandals and similar drug related problems such as Premarin, Prempro, Lipator, Zocor and many more, all with devastating side effects.


Many medical articles and books have been written extolling the efficacy of Oxygen Therapies. A bevy of educational books such as “Into The Light” and “Hydrogen Peroxide; Medical Miracle” by William Campbell Douglass, MD, “Healing Photons” and “Close to Nature Medicine” by Ken Dillion, PhD., are available in the public domain. (Please note that both Dr. Douglass and Dr. Dillon are Executive Committee members with the H&WF.)

In addition, there is a “must read” book entitled “Flood Your Body with Oxygen” by “Mr. Oxygen” himself, Ed McCabe. Ed McCabe’s first book “Oxygen Therapies, A new Way of Approaching Disease”, written in 1988 did not have a major publisher and yet sold 250,000 copies by word of mouth. This says something about the public’s willingness to learn about natural healing methods. This was the first book to detail every known therapy that used special forms of oxygen to eliminate disease and restore health by ridding the body of toxins and microbes, while simultaneously boosting the immune system. “After all”, he teaches, “your immune system runs on oxygen, and disease causing microbes like most of the bacteria and viruses cannot live in it”!

Read the vast amount of information available on this website regarding Oxygen/Oxidative Therapies, which emphasize the efficacy of UV Light Therapy, Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide. Feel free to communicate with the Health & Wellness Foundation. Coordinates are listed in the “Contact Us” section.


The Foundation has identified and successfully tested, proved, and improved the efficacy of Oxygen Therapies often referred to as Oxidative Medicine and the associated delivery systems. For over 100 years Oxygen Therapies or Oxidative Medicine has been referred to by many names in literature such as Photoluminescence, UVBI, UV Light Therapy, Photopheresis, Bio-Photonics, Ozone and Hydrogen Peroxide to name a few. Approximately sixty years ago many of these modalities virtually disappeared from mainstream medicine.

Oxygen Therapies are effective and inexpensive. These remarkable healing technique works by simulating the body’s immune system and has been especially effective against blood borne diseases. It also has the added benefit of being able to resolve numerous infections simultaneously, without contributing to the increased incidence of negative drug interactions that are prevalent in current medical practice. In addition, there are little or no documented side effects!

H&WF has compiled compelling evidence that Oxygen Therapies/Oxidative Medicine, UV Light, Ozone, Hydrogen Peroxide and other Alternative Therapies are efficacious. Diseases that have been successfully treated with the Foundations medical protocols include the following: HIV/AIDS, TB, Hepatitis C, Upper Respiratory Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes, Asthma, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Stomach and Intestinal Disorders, Staph and Blood Stream Infections Psoriasis, certain Cancers and a host of other diseases

Technological advances in electronics used in administering UV treatments, and marked improvements made with photoactive substances have also elicited highly significant results. H&WF is convinced that further development of these technologies can save millions of lives.

The Foundation has recently provided Oxygen, Light and Oxidative Therapies in several African countries and in the Dominican Republic. (See the HIV/AIDS Section). The opportunity was given to demonstrate the effectiveness of these treatments. The scientists and Foundation researchers who witnessed ongoing positive treatment outcomes summarized the results as “highly promising”. Recipients of the treatments, and their significant others, often described the results as “miraculous” as health and overall quality of life were restored quickly and inexpensively.

H&WF will continue to enlist the expertise of medical professionals, institutions, organizations and specialists to help with these promising treatments. H&WF is attempting to facilitate the establishment of properly controlled clinical studies within the FDA protocols. H&WF will provide all current date regarding Oxygen and Oxidative Therapies, treatment devices and delivery systems including “Energy Medicine” such as lasers, topical bio-modulators and Electro-Magnetics. Information generated as a result of these medical procedures will be shared by HW&F worldwide, without regard to race, religion, nationality, or gender.

UNAIDS and CNN Special World Health, both report approximately 46,000,000 AIDS afflicted people worldwide and although hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent in search of a cure, no effective solution has been found. The so-called “cocktail” has side effects so severe that many AIDS patients refuse to take the medication.

The implications are dire: A virus that once seemed on the verge of containment is rampaging like wildfire, beyond the reach of drugs that promised to transform AIDS into a chronic but treatable condition. In the last 4 years over 20 million new cases of AIDS were reported. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) approximately 44 percent of adults living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are women.

Two decades into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the HIV virus is proving remarkably and lethally adaptable, outwitting the most potent medicines produced by scientists to date. An estimated eight out of ten persons with detectable HIV virus have developed resistance to at least one drug in the HIV/AIDS medicine cabinet, i.e. the “cocktail”. At a national gathering of infectious-disease experts in Chicago, reported that 51% of infected patients have exhausted drugs in at least two of the three classes of AIDS medicines currently in use.

Dr. Nicholas Hellmann, author of an AIDS study reports that “HIV is a very savvy virus and can mutate as rapidly as we can identify new drugs. It’s going to continue to evolve and there is no drug currently available or on the horizon that is immune to this rapid resistance development”. In fact the solution from the Barcelona, Spain Conference was the production of more Retroviral Drugs. Hence, the production of FUZEON, a new class of Retroviral Drug which alone cost $20,000 per year.

It is estimated that approximately 45% of HIV/AIDS patients and/or those with AIDS related diseases either develop a resistance to the “cocktails” or develop severe side effects. The Foundation and its researchers believe UV Light Therapy can effectively treat these unfortunate souls and restore a quality of life for them. Our focus will be to educate and encourage medical professionals to treat persons who no longer respond to the “cocktail” treatment for HIV/AIDS or the Interferon/ Ribaviran treatment for Hepatitis C.

1990: In 1990 the FDA approved the use of a Photopheresis machine for study, developed by Dr. Eldeson and a company called THERAKOS, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson. They were granted preliminary certification to perform clinical trials studies with HIV and Graft Host Diseases. Studies which were performed by Columbia University’s Photopheresis Unit in Morristown, NY demonstrated that 4 of 7 patients (57%) with HIV/AIDS became NEGATIVE after 5 to 19 treatments and remained so for 14 to 16 months after termination of the study. (Taken from the Annals of New York Academy of Sciences.)
The Therakos delivery systems main fault was the high cost of each treatment, which was estimated to be $4000 per treatment and the length of time was over 4 hours. The Health & Wellness Foundation technology has access to delivery systems that cost substantially less per treatment and takes 30 to 40 minutes.  The H&WF technology can substantially reduce health care costs for this dreaded disease at both state and federal levels.

2004: In the later part of 2004 the FDA approved a clinical trial for the non-pharmacological treatment of Hepatitis C under the Investigational Device Exemption (IDE). Non-responders to Interferon/Ribaviran were tested. As an example of the effectiveness of UV Light Therapy in the trial, it is reported that 3 subjects had sustained viral load reductions of 90% or greater at 10 weeks post treatment and eight had sustained reductions of 50% or greater. Only 2 subjects did not respond to the therapy. There were no reported adverse events related to the therapy

2005: Beginning in 2005, HIV/AIDS clinical trials were held in the Dominican Republic by one of our research doctors proving UV Light Therapy was safe and effective in the treatment of HIV/AIDS.  36 patients were treated with the UV Light Therapy and with outstanding results. Visit the HIV/AIDS Section.

2007: A recently developed non-invasive, sub-lingual HMR UV Delivery Device breaks into the world of Alternative Medicine. No one could have projected its efficacy and economical use. For the last couple of years it has been tested rather extensively in Africa and the results are impressive. Its effectiveness and ease of application astounds most medical professionals familiar with the UV Light treatment modality. Almost 200 patients in Africa are reporting undetectable viral load levels. After research we have come to believe that this is the 1st time in the history of the HIV/AIDS virus that a combination of a negative Elisa test and an undetectable viral load test was achieved after having been diagnosed with HIV!

It is indicated that a few other accomplishments for this device has been: An efficacy for treatment of certain Cancers; The HMR delivery device has been shown to disarm Malaria; The HMR developers designed oxygenated water to compliment the HMR device; A newly designed HMR device has been manufactured in Japan; A partnership has recently been developed with Catholic Hospitals in Ghana; The device reduced a gangrene infection in 88-year-old Israeli man. The HMR device has been introduced to Medical Communities in several foreign countries for further research. See the “State-of-the-Art UV Device” section for further details.

Successful use of UV Light Therapies has a history of more than 100 years. Through the 1940’s and 50’s, it is estimated that dozens of physicians performed more than 300,000 clinical tests and besides their great curative success the most notable fact they mention is that not one person died from this treatment modality. Hundreds of medical doctors worldwide currently utilize this effective treatment modality for many blood borne diseases. (Read the “Understanding UV Light Therapy” Section).

Throughout the decades data was developed worldwide proving the efficacy of UV Light Treatments. Unfortunately, within today’s FDA protocols, the information is considered “anecdotal”. Formal clinical trials in the US are expensive. We need financial help! Tax deductible donations and grants are welcomed.

H&WF believes it is time for “mainstream medicine” to incorporate UV Light Therapy, Oxidative Medicine and other proven Alternative Therapies into the medical protocols of today. Talk to your church members. Talk to your congressmen. Talk to your local politicians. Talk to anyone of influence. Invite them to visit our website. We will prove the efficacy of these treatment modalities anytime, anywhere! We can save peoples lives and TOGETHER we can make a difference.


HISTORICAL OVERVIEW: Considerable research into the use of UV Light for treatment of disease was initiated in the 1870’s. One of the first researchers to experiment with UV Light was Niels Ryberg Finsen, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for “Physiology of Medicine” in 1903 for his UV treatments of 300 people suffering from Lupus in Denmark. MORE INFO >>

UNDERSTANDING “UV” LIGHT THERAPY:  It is well known UV Light will purify and deodorize air, sterilize water and destroy bacteria in waste products. Contaminated objects such as surgical instruments, bedding, room air and human skin are also cleansed rapidly of viruses and bacteria with the use of UV Light. A fact not well known is that overwhelming data has been accumulated proving light in various wavelengths, intensities and modalities has the ability to destroy pathogens in the blood. Specifically, viral, bacterial and fungal pathogens are destroyed by utilizing the body’s own natural defenses to recognize and annihilate the diseased cells.  MORE INFO >>

OXIDATIVE & ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES:  Serious consequences follow the absence of oxygen for more than a few minutes. Our cells die quickly followed by overall death. Breathing oxygen is an oxidative process. There can be no life if oxidation does not occur. The body uses oxidation as the first line of defense against bacteria, virus, yeast and parasites. When we use the principals of oxidation to bring about improvements in the body, it is called a “therapy”, herein referred to as “Oxidative Therapy.   MORE INFO >>

HUMANITARIAN AFFILIATIONS: The Health & Wellness Foundation’s mission is to help those less fortunate persons in the world. This leads us to collaborate with organizations offering the needy other valuable but basic services to improve their overall standard of living and quality of life.

We can literally build or rebuild a community or city with our resource of affiliations while providing adequate medical facilities and treatments. Therefore, cause, prevention and cure are addressed to create a quality of life for all concerned.    MORE INFO >>

TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND PUBLICATIONS:  Various Articles and Publications of a Technical Nature are continually being added to this section.  Your references and/or contributions are welcomed.   MORE INFO >>

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:  Executive Committee Members are dedicated to the Research & Development of Light and Oxidative Medicine Therapies. This list does not include the scores of practicing physicians serving as Advisory Board Members.   MORE INFO >>

HOW TO RECEIVE THE FOUNDATIONS LIST OF PRACTITIONERS:  The Health & Wellness Foundation (formerly the Foundation for Light Therapy) has compiled a comprehensive list of Alternative Practitioners throughout the United States and worldwide. These practitioners utilize numerous, effective Alternative Therapies including Light Therapy (Photoluminescence), Ozone and Oxidative Medicine
Therapies.  MORE INFO >>

HOW TO CONTRIBUTE: - DATA - TIME – MONEY:  Those dedicated to the Foundation sincerely believe that millions of lives will be saved by furthering the research and development of UV Light Therapy and Oxidative Medicine. Data, time, and/or financial contributions are welcomed.  MORE INFO >>

EQUIPMENT:  Recent innovations in electronics, bulbs, fiber optics and lasers have markedly enhanced the delivery devices used to administer treatments. These technological advances in delivery devices, coupled with the development and use of photoactive substances, has resulted in highly effective outcomes in treating HIV/AIDS, TB Hepatitis C, Upper Respiratory Diseases, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Diabetes, Asthma, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and numerous other diseases. In addition, newly developed devices utilizing LED and cold laser have proven to be highly efficacious in the treatment of pain related disorders.  MORE INFO >>

INTERESTING ITEMS:  This section includes “non technical” information and testimonials. Valid contributions are welcomed. MORE INFO >>

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